Sammy & Ian’s Modern Romantic London Wedding

Sammy & Ian went for a quirky, modern and London theme for their Soho wedding. Being a costume designer, the bride made her own dress based on the late 50’s early 60’s silhouette of tight and knee length, with a bit of Vivienne  Westwood influence. “It was made from red silk Dupion, and the corset was white duchess satin with red silk ribbon stripes sewn on top,” she explained. 

Sammy also designed Ian’s unusual and fabulous suit which was made out of venetian wool and was based on a 1960’s design.

The couple hired a red London bus to take their guests from Marylebone town hall, where their ceremony took place, through London to Century on Shaftesbury Avenue for their casual and fun reception. They didn’t want a sit down traditional meal and so instead had barbecue style finger food. They drank raspberry champagne cocktails and pink punch.

Huge thanks to Sammy & Ian and their photographer Matt for sharing this awesome wedding with us today

Photography Credit: Matt Parry Photography
Ceremony Venue: Marylebone town hall
Reception Venue: Century, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Bride’s Dress: Designed by the Bride and created by Sten Vollumer
Bride’s Shrug: Danny Tang
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bride’s Jewellery: Vintage
Bride’s Hair Piece:  Barnett Lawson London
Groom’s Suit: Designed by the Bride and created by Sten Vollumer
Cake: Peggy’s Cupcakes
Flowers: Relax London
Rings: Wright and Teague
Bus: Sullivan Buses


  1. far and away my favourite wedding shoot of 2010! grabbing natural, quirky shots of a great couple in SOHO made me realise just how much I love my so called ‘job’. Thanks to Ian and Sammy and also Kat for the feature.

  2. wow what a stunning wedding dress that colour is gorgeous and the shape of it really suits the bride. I also love the colour of her hair (being a red head myself) the colours in the photographs are breathtaking and you can’t beat a cupcake!

  3. The couple look super cool here, and I think Matt has done an amazingly well here……..making the best of a wet wedding day in London.


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